Low-Income and Younger Adults Hardest Hit by Loss of Income During COVID-19


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Low-Income and Younger Adults Hardest Hit by Loss of Income During COVID-19

Adults in lower-income and younger households who suffered job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic have less confidence they can pay the next month’s rent or mortgage on time and suffer more mental anguish and food insecurity.

These findings come from an analysis of Household Pulse Survey data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Among adults living in households where someone experienced losses in employment income, the rate of adults who reported feeling worried, down, depressed or hopeless during the past week was higher for younger and lower-income households.

To learn more vital insights into how American households are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, continue reading.

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